Tribeca 2012 Review: POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO Offers a Menagerie of Wonders

According to Lana there are three types of beings that find themselves at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta. Firstly, there are the visitors (the watchers and those that want to be watched). Then there are the animals (those who watch... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: WAR WITCH

I am of two minds when it comes to cinematic depictions of the African continent, in both fiction and documentary films. On the one hand, the sad reality is that civil war, corruption, political instability, and famine are inescapable features... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: JACK & DIANE, A Dark Romance With Little Bite

The practice of transposing horror elements for the use of visual metaphors and nightmares in a film which is more or less a drama isn't a new thing. We at Twitch come across films that aren't quite full on horror... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: RESOLUTION

"I think they were searching for monsters... and found each other."This bit of dialogue isn't the tagline for Resolution, and in fact isn't even spoken about the protagonists (the reverse would be closer to the truth), but it does offer... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: UNIT 7

As anyone reading, or writing for, Twitch will probably tell you, there's a fine line between genre conventions and outright clichés. To an outsider, someone who's not a fan of a particular genre, anything that looks somewhat familiar can be... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: POLISSE Makes for an Atypical & Harrowing Procedural

It's been over eight hours since I left the theater; eight hours after taking in the third film from filmmaker/actress Maïwenn, largely my first experience with her work. Polisse (a clever, simple, kid-inspired misspelling) is an in-depth and very intense... More »

Hey NYC! Wanna Win Tix To Tribeca Screenings?

Dear readers, I'll be brief here, sapping wi-fi from the Tribeca press lounge and in need of some sustenance. As luck (and correspondence) would have it we have 2 tickets each to give away to the 4/20 screening of Rat... More »


With a title that screams "campy fun ahead," Eddie -The Sleepwalking Cannibal both telegraphs its pleasures and sells them short. Yes, this Danish-Canadian co-production is pure fun from its first moment to its last (and beyond: stay for the credits),... More »

Tribeca 2012 Review: YOUR SISTER'S SISTER

There are many pleasures to be had in watching Your Sister's Sister, the fourth feature by writer/director Lynn Shelton (We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance, Humpday), one of the great highlights of Tribeca 2012.  For example, there is the... More »

Tribeca 2012: The Twitch Team Raises the Curtain With Our Top 15 Picks

What time is it, folks? Tribeca time. This evening the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens with a gala screening of The Five-Year Engagement, the latest written-by-and-starring project from Mr. Nick Andopolis himself, Jason Segel (oh, it's also directed by... More »

Tribeca 2012 Preview: Spotlight

You've read about the Galas & Competitions and taken a tour of the Cinemania & Viewpoint sections, now we conclude our TFF2012 preview series with a look at a handful of the films on tap in the enormous Spotlight program.... More »

Tribeca 2012 Preview: Cinemania & Viewpoints

Tribeca 2012 kicks off tomorrow and we've got another installment of our preview series for your perusal this morning. Yesterday we took a look at the TFF2012's Galas & Competitions, today we tour the midnight-ish Cinemania and boundary-bending Viewpoints sections.... More »

Tribeca 2012 Preview: Galas & Competitions

Well folks, it's just about Tribeca time. New York's big Spring fest kicks off this Wednesday, the 18th. TFF2012 has quite the diverse lineup this year and we're mobilizing the troops to bring you the festival news, features, and reviews... More »

These Exclusive Behind The Scenes Photos from EDDIE THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL Have An "Entrail" or Two to Tell

Well, if that ain't one of the Twitch-iest sounding titles up there. That's why it pleases me damn well that we've got two exclusive behind-the-scenes photos to share with you today from Canadian filmmaker Boris Rodriguez's feature debut. Keen on... More »

RESOLUTION Directors Explain Why You Should See Their Movie

Audiences at the Tribeca Festival may leave the premiere of screenings under the impression that creators Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are very serious people. Grim, even. It is, after all, a film that goes to some very dark places... More »
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Tribeca 2012: First Clip From Thriller REPLICAS Chills

Jeremy Power Regimbal's feature debut Replicas has its world premiere coming up on Saturday, April 21st at the Tribeca Film Festival. Our first taste of what Regimbal has concocted is now online in the form of a 90 second clip.... More »

Tribeca 2012: Exclusive Image From JACKPOT Nails It

So here we have Arthur Berning, Mads Ousdal, and Kyrre Hellum in a scene from Jackpot, which has its International Premiere in the Cinemania strand at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.From a highly reliable source I've heard Magnus Martens' dark... More »

Poster Premiere For Ron Morales' Tribeca Selected GRACELAND

Back in November Twitch was proud to launch the trailer for Ron Morales' intensely dark drama Graceland and with the film freshly announced at Tribeca we're equally pleased to bring you the first look at the official poster.Family man Marlon... More »
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Tribeca 2012: Spotlight, Cinemania & Special Screenings Announced

I've barely had time to go over the titles in this year's World Narrative, Documentary and Viewpoints sections, and here the folks at Tribeca have the audacity (shocker!) to spring on us 34 more titles for Spotlight, Cinemania and their... More »

Trailer For Chris Sullivan's Multi-Discipline Experimental Animated Feature CONSUMING SPIRITS

Freshly announced as part of the Tribeca Viewpoints program, Chris Sullivan's animated feature Consuming Spirits is a passion project fifteen years in the making.Nearly 15 years in the making, Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits is a meticulously constructed tour de force... More »
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